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2019 - Education Manager

Publication date: 11/10/2019
Reference: 2019 - 007
Location: Paris 75015
Contract type: Permanent


About the Department of Education

The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for Australia’s national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early childhood education, school education and higher education, as well as for Australia’s globally recognised international education and research. More information about the Department’s work and its staff can be found at http://www.education.gov.au/about-department.

The Department’s Education Manager at the Australian Embassy in Paris is a part of Australia’s permanent delegation to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Monthly Gross Salary : 4337€ (+13th month salary)

Closing date of application : 27 October 2019

This is a security-designated position. The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a security assessment to the appropriate level. Applicants must be a national of Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK or Canada to be eligible for a security clearance. Persons holding dual French nationality will not be eligible for a security clearance for this position. Applications that do not specifically address and satisfy this requirement will not be considered.


About the Position

The Education Manager reports to the Director Strategic Projects Section, Strategy and Data Group, within the Department of Education in Canberra. The Education Manager supports the Department in a number of Australia’s key areas of interest: early childhood education and care, schooling, higher education, and educational performance indicators. They also contribute to the work of the Australian Permanent Delegations to the OECD and UNESCO as agreed from time-to-time with the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, and the Director, Strategic Projects Section within the Department.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

• Support a whole-of-education approach for engagement with:
o the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Level One bodies, including Centre for Education Research and Innovation, Education Policy Committee, Programme for International Student Assessment, Teaching and Learning International Survey, Education at a Glance, Future of Education and Skills 2030, and Network on Early Childhood Education and Care.
o the UNESCO on education related activities, including the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications.
o the Education and Cultural Directorate of the European Commission and Individual European Union member countries.

• Undertake research (often using Paris-based professional networks) and analysis to support the development of Australia’s positions on key issues of interest;

• Identify opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information between the Department and other OECD member countries on policy areas of common interest;

• Represent and promote the interests of Australia at a range of forums, events and meetings. Both provide predatory advice to the Department and also debriefing on any learnings, governance, operation matters and in regards to Australian participation generally;

• Liaise with the OECD on upcoming publications, meetings and conferences relevant to the education portfolio;

• Meeting with and providing assistance to Australian official delegations and visitors to the OECD



• Fluency in English is essential and a working level of French is desirable.
• Superior communication skills, including written and oral communication in English, with demonstrated ability to represent Australia and its policy interests in international and multilateral forums and other meetings with high-level stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex office and policy environment.
• Knowledge of the structure and procedures of the OECD (in particular, its Directorate for Education and Skills), Australian interests and projects in the OECD, and key Australian and international stakeholders with an interest in the OECD is desirable.
• Knowledge of the UNESCO and international/multilateral engagement in education is desirable.

The legal right to live and work in France and the European Union is essential.